TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Tangradi, 4 others headed to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Penguins/NHL Videos

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins' Eric Tangradi works out at Southpointe.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, 8:02 p.m.
 

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins signed five players Wednesday.

Forward Eric Tangradi, defensemen Robert Bortuzzo and Brian Strait and goaltenders Brad Thiessen and Jeff Zatkoff will play for the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate. The five likely will attend Penguins training camp, if it takes place. Tangradi said this week that he preferred to play in Wilkes-Barre, not overseas, during the lockout.

“It's important for me to stay in the Penguins' system, and that's what playing there gives me a chance to do,” he said.

Bortuzzo and Strait played a combined 15 games with the Penguins last season but are considered long shots to make the NHL roster. Zatkoff spent the past three-plus seasons with the AHL's Manchester Monarchs, the Los Angeles Kings' top affiliate.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Penguins notebook: Bennett to miss about 2 weeks
  2. Comeau’s hat trick leads Penguins; Crosby reaches 800 career points
  3. Penguins’ Scuderi, Despres an odd couple on defense
  4. Ehrhoff finding his way with Penguins
  5. Penguins notebook: Bennett status remains fluid
  6. Finding balance between toughness, excessiveness key for Penguins’ Downie
  7. Mears savors success, credits legendary Lange for guidance, inspiration
  8. Penguins notebook: Johnston calls Quinn ‘phenomenal’ coach, person
  9. Penguins notebook: Team celebrates ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ event
  10. Penguins notebook: Dupuis’ absence will alter roles on penalty kill
  11. Penguins minor league notebook: Pouliot impresses early in season
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.